Oh my gosh, I wish you could see me right now, I have the hugest smile plastered on my face right now….I’ll tell you why in a second.
First, really quickly: MONDAY’S POST: I wrote about how I got to 6 million monthly views on Pinterest. (Which, by the way, since publication, I am now at 6.2 million!) Well, I did a dumb dumb and somehow, turned the comments OFF for the post!! So I apologize for that confusion. Technology glitches are a part of the game in the world of blogging!
ANYWAY — this perma-grin that has my cheeks hurting….It’s because…..
I’m leaving for Wisconsin tomorrow with Steven!! We’re going to my family’s lake home for our big Fourth of July vacation!
Oh my gosh, I don’t think words can express the level of excitement I have!
Last year, due to Covid, I was not able to join my family on our annual trip (that we’ve been taking since I was a baby!) Last year, the rest of my family could drive up there, but I had to fly, and that was a no-go.
SO, not only am I super pumped to be able to spend the week with my family doing all the Wisconsin-y things: boating, bonfires, barbecuing beer-boiled-brats, fireworks, s’mores, etc….I’m even MORE thrilled that my special gentleman is coming with me!
I don’t know about you, but after the pandemic, with the country opening up again, it’s really put my priorities into perspective. And topping that list…behind God, of course…is family and loved ones.
Since that horrible season of separation when we were all scared and fending for our literal lives against the virus, now that we’re safe and vaccinated, all I want to do is be around the people I love.
I’m finding myself planning more frequent quick trips to visit my family. Steven and I are hanging out with his family in New Jersey just about every week or so. We’re having impromptu dinners with our close friends during the week.
Covid really illuminated that at the end of the day, it’s the people in your life that matter, and they should come first.
So yeah, is it a little bit of a hassle to travel to a small boating town in Wisconsin from New York City? Yeah. And a pricey one at that.
But it’s worth it, because family matters.
And our “chosen family” matters.
Those relationships are worth investing in, and putting atop your priority list.
What are some of the things you’ve found to be priorities after Covid? I’m really curious. Because, not everyone spent the entire year cooped up alone in a 490 square foot studio apartment during the pandemic, like I did. haha Let me know!
I hope you all have an absolutely joyous Fourth of July! We have so much to be grateful for in this country, and the freedoms we enjoy are not something to take for granted! (And are worth protecting…)
I’ll be praying for all of you who may also be traveling this weekend! God bless you, and God bless the USA!
And if you want to join Steven and I on our adventures, I’ll be posting everything on my Instagram stories! See you there!
“This is what the Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.” Ez 37:5
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